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Cosdon Beacon Cist

Cosdon Beacon Cist

Photo taken on 29-05-2023

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Site: Cosdon Hill Triple Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63740 91653
OS Source: Garmin
PMD: Cosdon Summit N.
Alternate name: Cosdon Hill 6
Short Name: CT Cosdon 6
Dixon Cist #: 119
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 1 x 0.75
Lidar: SX 63740 91653
Nearest Bus Stop: Ramsley (1.9 km) [Route: 670,671,6A]
Nearby sites: SX 63740 91653


The cist was originally noted by Falcon as being approximately 3 1/2ft to 4ft long and 2ft wide, aligned apparently NE-SW. The SW and NE sides were fairly recognizable. This cist is very near to the Cosdon Hill 4 cairn (SiteID=419, HER MDV6925) and the details of this site have been incorporated and sometimes confused by numerous authors. Butler perhaps gives a fleeting mention as "Two slabs on the edge of the pit are probably the sides of a cist." although it is not clear whethr this is a reference to part of Cosdon Hill 4. Neither the NMR nor the HER have separate entries for this feature but it is mentioned as part of the covreage of Cosdon Hill 4 "Two stones set on edge on the eastern periphery of the mound may represent a second cist." (MDV6925)

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